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Trump tells Sessions to un-recuse himself in Russia probe to ‘stop this witch hunt’ in latest panicked tweet

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday told his own attorney general to un-recuse himself from getting involved in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election so that he could shut the entire probe down.

“This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further,” the president wrote. “Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!”

Sessions recused himself in 2017 from being involved in the Russia investigation after it was revealed that he failed to disclose a meeting he had with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 presidential election. Sessions had initially told the Senate during sworn testimony that he didn’t have any contacts with any Russian officials during the campaign.

Shortly after his tweet aimed at Sessions, Trump then insinuated that the federal government set him up by not warning him against hiring Paul Manafort, who is on trial this week for alleged money laundering and tax fraud charges, to be his campaign chairman.

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“Paul Manafort worked for Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and many other highly prominent and respected political leaders,” the president wrote. “He worked for me for a very short time. Why didn’t government tell me that he was under investigation. These old charges have nothing to do with Collusion – a Hoax!”

Trump has been ramping up his attacks on the Mueller probe in recent days, as he hinted on Sunday that Mueller might be biased against him because Mueller quit one of the president’s golf clubs.

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Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough on Wednesday speculated that Trump sounds increasingly panicked in his attacks on Mueller and the media because he knows “more really bad news is coming.”


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Gun ownership increases homicides — but only a very specific kind of them: study

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Does the frequency of gun ownership impact the homicide rate? In the broad sense, many studies have shown it does. But how does it do so exactly?

A new study, conducted at the University of Indianapolis and published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, offers a profound hint. The study, which examined homicide rates by state from 1990 to 2016, suggests that most forms of homicide — those committed against friends, acquaintances, and strangers — are negligibly affected by firearm ownership rates. But one particular category of homicide is sharply correlated with the presence of guns: domestic violence.

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Conservatives are furious over Trump’s budget deal with Democrats — president brags about ‘real compromise’

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House conservatives are livid after President Donald Trump struck a budget deal with Democrats.

"You should veto this bill because it is fiscally irresponsible," the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Trump. "It blows well beyond what was intended with the 2011 [Budget Control Act] caps. Furthermore, it continues spending hundreds of billions more than what we take in a year and does not put our nation on a path towards a balanced budget."

The effort is being driven by first-term Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX).

"As the greatest nation in the history of the world, the least we can do is cut a deal that does not sabotage the fiscal future of our nation while endangering millions of American and migrants because of our porous border," the lawmakers wrote. "We can do better."

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Male Fox News personality rewarded by the network after being caught sending lewd texts to female colleague

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Less than, two weeks after the Huffington Post published shocking text messages a Fox News contributor reportedly sent to his female Fox Nation co-host, the network rewarded the male employee.

“Tyrus, a Fox News contributor and a host on the network’s digital channel, Fox Nation, sent lewd and inappropriate text messages to his now-former Fox Nation co-host, Britt McHenry, according to four sources familiar with the texts’ contents,” the Huffington Post reported.

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